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The Jazz of Our Street by Fatima Shaik
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The Jazz of Our Street

by Fatima Shaik

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The Jazz of Our Street brings the New Orleans tradition of second line alive in this descriptive story. Shaik uses symbolism to describe the act of second lining so that the reader understands the emotion behind this local tradition. ( )
  AleciaDesselle | Feb 21, 2013 |
This was a very unique book in that it portrayed New Orleans culture and second line through the eyes of children. I would use this for older children around ages 10-12 as some of the descriptions would probably be confusing to younger children. it tells the story of a second line and how it is something to remember the deceased, honor births, or even just because and how the second line is unique to Louisiana and New Orleans. This is a book that could be read around Mardi Gras time. ( )
  ghimbert | Jan 29, 2013 |
This book has great illustrations. It covers how important jazz is in the streets of New Orleans. Many children would be able to relate to the book from their own personal experiences. ( )
  sammarocco | Nov 4, 2012 |
This book is set in new orleans and it is about two children who hear music coming down the street. It talks about the famous New Orleans second line. ( )
1 vote mgiffin | Apr 26, 2012 |
Set in New Orleans, the book tells the story of two children who hears music coming down their street, and they know a second line is about to form. The narrator describes music as a way to tell stories, and remember events of the past. It is a good book that can help students understand how music can also tell stories ( )
  RebeccaMichelet | Feb 9, 2012 |
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Two siblings dash from their porch one morning to join the second-line parade stamping, swaying, and dancing behind the jazz band marching through their New Orleans neighborhood.

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